I found myself slightly surprised at the multitude of situations in which Heinrichs' advice works, from dealings with my kids' schools to business meetings to family events. The author takes you through the basics of rhetoric in a modern, colloquial and conversational way, full of anecdotes and examples rooted in history and popular culture. Oh, and they tax the shipping as well. The examples are relevant and Heinrichs creates more memorable names for the Latin rhetorical terms. I will continue to order from them for years to come. This book is less about the well-reasoned argument than about clobbering anyone who disagrees with you by any means possible, including falsification. She said she could not do it and I asked to speak with a supervisor.
Rhetoric has earned a bad name in past years. Too many sidebars make for too much disjointedness. I did not get an answer for that question. There are, furthermore, three distinct kinds of arguments. Early in the morning, Jay Heinrichs sits in his kitchen, watching as his teenaged son George Heinrichs eats breakfast.
For these reasons, I had difficulty continuing with the book. What does he want me to think or do about something? Personally, I learned a lot about debate, and how to presen This is perhaps the most interesting child-rearing book I've ever read. For being a book about argument, this book is quite uneven and wildly unfocused. One of the most important aspects of logos is the definition of terms. At first, I really enjoyed the humor and sarcasm, but then it just went overboard. I bought an ebook from Amazon so I could start my studies.
However I was not told that my item was coming by a third party. I sent the item back with delivery confirmation and have yet to receive a refund. The author seems to have a haphazard approach to explaining various points of argument and rhetoric and jumps all around in his discussion. Today, I go online to look at my bank account and notice 2 more charges from yesterday for E Books. After checking online, I noticed that it stated that my order was canceled.
As you can see, those do not really go together, and this leads to frustration. He gives many examples from his personal life and from modern political discourse to illustrate how useful rhetoric can be. Heinrichs finds rhetorical techniques everywhere—even in birdsong—suggesting that the desire or need to persuade is universal. I just can't stand lazy people who do not do their job. That is, if anyone would hire this incompetent lazy employee! And it has now been 2 months and nothing. I ask them to stop the auto renewals and they assure me this is done. Seduction, Heinrichs notes, underlies many forms of entertainment.
Their understaffed chat caused a 2 hour delay in addressing the problem. BnN could not assist in any way and I would have to contact them to get any more information and only by email. A good, humor-filled book for any lover of language books or anyone who just wants to win a lot more arguments on the page, at the podium, or with a friend. Heinrichs introduces us to a range of tools and techniques to use when we find ourselves at odds with people from family members to work colleagues and political opponents. Heinrichs refers to this technique of tactical agreement as concession. Filled with pop culture references and anecdotes from his family, it's like listening to a guy at a party who is incredibly proud of himself and won't shut up even though no one is laughing at his jokes.
In his book Thank You for Arguing Jay Heinrichs teaches readers about the art of argument. This same thing happened to me before, a couple of months ago when I last changed my password, I had exactly the same problem and it took over a week to resolve it. Decorum might involve dressing in appropriate clothing or using words with which the audience identifies. We extended the Christmas refund period through January 31, 2019 this year to allow for extra time. Refund could only be done if book not delivered by March 15th. The only funny bits in this supposedly humorous book are the Simpson's quotes, so go watch Homer instead. As a teacher of high school rhetoric I found this a great book that explains the classical art of persuasion.
The sarcasm got old very quickly and I felt like Heinrichs was quite arrogant in his own presentation of the material which involved praising his book. It's best enjoyed in short doses, leaving some time to let your brain soak in the knowledge. Amazon gets things here in 3-4 days, so do other companies. I can recall being annoyed at a very young age when sensing someone was using one of them to manipulate me. In the rest of the first part of the book, Heinrichs discusses how to use logos, ethos, and pathos to win an argument.